As promised yesterday, here’s the soundtrack to our wedding.
Now, this is not the music that’s going to be playing as we get married. Nor is it a group of “our songs.” We don’t really have an “our song,” save for a running joke about “Now That We Found Love” by Heavy D and The Boyz, which I really wanted to put on here, but Erin wouldn’t let me. I don’t know why. I think no matter who you are, you long to hear the words “Rev me up, rev me up/My little buttercup/We can tug sheets, snuggle up and get stuck” whispered sweetly in your ear.
No, this is really the soundtrack to our path to marriage. They’re the songs that make us think of each other, or remind us of times – good and bad – in our relationship. It’s taken a lot of work to get here, and as much as Erin and I approached our relationship seriously from the beginning, I’ll confess that there were times when it looked like it might not happen. Some of these songs reflect that struggle, and, for me, it would be disingenuous not to acknowledge it here. I think Erin feels the same way.
Having said all that, there is plenty of joy here.
As I write this, “Sound Opinions” is on and they’re talking about a recent academic study that looked at different genres of music, the people that listen to them, and how the music they listen to reflects who they are. Erin and I have been expressing who we are through music (mostly other people’s) since we were in junior high, so we couldn’t imagine not doing so during one of the most important times in our lives.
So here we go. The first six songs are Erin’s, the next six are mine.
1. You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
2. Today – Joshua Radin
3. Sorry Signs on Cash Machines – Mason Jennings
4. Somebody Loved – The Weepies
5. Landed – Ben Folds
6. Cigarettes and Coffee – Otis Redding
7. Face It – The Reputation
8. Take Me Anywhere – Tegan and Sara
9. If I’m On The Late Side – The Faces
10. Learn To Live With What You Are – Ben Folds
11. Hallowween – Matt Pond PA
12. You Got It – Roy Orbison
For those of you who are technically adept, you’ll also see a link under the playlist to a website that will allow you to download a ZIP file of all 12 of these songs in MP3 format.
Hope you like them.
PLAYLIST: Scott and Erin Get Married
DOWNLOAD: Scott and Erin Get Married: The Soundtrack
(Look for the orange Download button)
UPDATE: Crap, so apparently the iMeem thing is only playing 30 second increments now for Erin’s tracks. I think that happens if a bunch of people listen to them. On the plus side, my songs are still playing the full versions. Maybe it’ll reset tomorrow? I’ll check into it and see if I can figure out an auto-play option for those of you who don’t want to download.
UPDATE 2: OK, it’s back to playing the full tracks now.